(adj.) Having a jazzy or bluesy quality or the quality of a cheesey nightclub singer like the kind Bill Murray used to play on Saturday Night Live, esp. in a non-jazz context. Pronounced as if ending in an exclamation point.
Ravel's "Le Gibet" contains many dow chords. Sometimes when Jessye Norman sings she sounds kinda dow.
by Cynthia Dow July 15, 2011